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About vtgorilla

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  • Birthday 05/03/1985

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    Virginia Tech

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    Missouri Tigers (2015-2021), Virginia Tech Hokies (2022-Present)
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    Minnesota Vikings Owner (2016), New Orleans Saints Head Coach (2018), Miami Dolphins Head Coach (2019), Miami Dolphins Scout (2020-Present)
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    2x Heisman Winner (2017, 2021), 1x SEC Champion (2021), 1x CFBHC Coach of the Year (2021)

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  1. vtgorilla

    [2022] Week #15 - Saturday Morning

    I take back every nice thing I said about Bryce Thompson
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    How to Win a Heisman - an Impractical Manual

    No one ever ordered one, but it is a real shirt service that will print and ship the shirt if you bought it.
  3. How to Win a Heisman - an Impractical Manual Presented by The Clorox Bleach Report, whose staff has coached 3 out of 9 Heisman winners. No other media outlet has ever coached a Heisman winner, though that doesn't seem to stop them from posting predictions. The Heisman Trophy is the highest honor for a college football player. It’s awarded annually to the best player each season, as selected by a biased an elite group of CFBHC coaches. However, defining something as vague as “best” across all the positions on the field is hardly an easy task. For a player to set himself apart, it really takes a special season. Lots of players have great stats each season, so performance must be unsurpassed...and you also need a bit of luck, or maybe cheating. In this article, the only coach of two Heisman winners will see if he can define a few of the tangibles that transform an unforgettable season into a Heisman trophy campaign. Let’s start by looking at all of the previous winners - especially the ones that I coached. *Past performance is no guarantee of future results* The following players have cemented their legacy by winning the Heisman: 2013 Allan Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech 2014 Brian Brown, QB, Boise State 2015 Todd Jennings, QB, Penn State 2016 Norris Brooksheer, QB, Oklahoma 2017 Aaron Shea, QB, Missouri 2018 Jaz Durant, RB, Auburn 2019 Dylan Bishop, QB, Syracuse 2020 Mohammed Foster, QB, West Virginia 2021 Tucker Dowden, QB, Missouri 2022 Bryce Thompson, QB, Duke - oh shoot I wasn’t supposed to…(this is a joke, I have no idea who will win and am not involved in voting. Though Thompson feels like the right choice to me, I am often wrong - don’t tell my wife I said that.) Rule 1: Play QB Only one non-quarterback has ever won the Heisman trophy during it’s 9 year history: RB Jaz Durant in 2018. And Durant stole it from the best player that season: Matty Swift (t-shirts still available). How did Durant make the jump past the gaggle of QBs? It was one of the most even fields of players ever assembled. Durant beat out QB Alex LeShoure by 1 single point. The 3rd and 4th place finishers were the best QB that year and another RB, both within 10 points of Durant. The voting was split and Durant squeaked into first place. That isn’t to say that Durant isn’t worthy, but he had to post almost 2000 yards in a 1-loss regular season (to the eventual National Champions), 21 rushing TDs, and 6.63 YPC, in order to win over a QB everyone hates in a split vote. Rule 2: Don’t Win the Natty Okay, obviously this happens after the trophy is awarded, but it’s such a strong trend that it has to be accounted for. No Heisman winner has ever won the National Championship. Todd Jennings in 2015 and Tucker Dowden in 2021 are the only Heisman winners to play in the Natty, but both lost in close games. What we still don’t know is whether the Heisman Trophy causes this problem. So when you’re making your Tucker Dowden championship run, you better decide whether you want a Heisman or a Natty, because you can’t have both. Myths Busted: Older players have a better chance at winning. The only two players to win as Redshirt Seniors were Missouri QBs Aaron Shea and Tucker Dowden. Remainder by class: 1 Sr, 2 (Jr), 2 Jr, 1 (So) The Player has to be a 5.0/5.0. Only 6 out of 9 players were 5.0/5.0 during their Heisman seasons. Remainder: 4.0/4.0, 4.0/4.5, 4.5/4.5 You must win your conference. 5 out of 9 player did NOT win their conference the year of their trophy. In fact, 4 out of 9 didn’t even play in their conference championship game! An undefeated regular season is a requirement. The Heisman winner has lost a regular season game every season since 2015. So I suggest you throw a game to improve your odds of locking up the trophy. Dylan Bishop had 3 regular season losses and still caught that bling. Coach Tidbits: 8 coaches have won 9 trophies, with yours truly being the only two time winner. I have no intentions of winning a third, but I will if you don’t stop me. Soluna, smackems, and ChicagoTed are the only other coaches who have remained active. All but smackems have moved on from the team where their player was awarded. Actual Advice: And finally, if you'll allow me to leave you with a piece of actual advice. Not only do you need a player who competes stat-wise at the highest level, you need a low key hype strategy. Without annoying the ever loving mpost2 out of everyone (please don't make me regret this), you need to create the narrative of your player. Put your player in a position to build great stats and win big games - and point out when they do so. Sometimes the stories run themselves and you can be hands off, but sometimes your player is Marcus Black who loses every big game and can only complete 66% of his passes his Senior year. The Bleach Report Heisman years are excellent use cases to study: Aaron Shea had a great year, but I had to lean on the run game in close matchups to surprise opponents and steal wins...but he had the first ever standalone website, a truly ridiculous idea, that got people hype. Shea got all the credit at the end of the season, but if you look back, 4* RB Caleb Sherwin blew up #13 ND and #3 UGA to get him there. Mohammed Foster got preseason hype with the JC Weldon transfer and annihilated some early opponents, and then rode the 'mofo' nickname by carrying his team on his back to the playoffs, scoring a record setting number of touchdowns. Tucker Dowden won in landslide with the highest completion percentage ever thrown in college against a brutal SEC schedule - but maybe no one would have noticed that stat if I didn't point it out. I do not believe my attempt at creating "The Year of the Dowden" had any affect, but it did provide some early season attention. Did Bleach Report get something wrong in this article? Let us know in an email to: writeyourownd@mnmedia.youlazybum
  4. I have edited my original post to return to 10. Thanks for auditing and sorry for the issue...I even had smackems and haff double check me before posting.
  5. vtgorilla

    AAF Discussion Thread

    Get Up, Apollos! Atlanta is the closest team to me, but I just can't root for dirty ATL sports teams.
  6. Bleach finally got a chance to catch up with Dolphins Running Back, Marcus Barry, after practice today to get the scoop on his newfound production and nickname. Dolphins’ teammate Justin Davis jokingly referred to Marcus as a zombie in his week 9 postgame interview and the moniker really stuck on social media. 2022 Marcus Barry Bobblehead The hashtag #zombiemarcus was trending on Twitter for over 18 hours after the interview, which was buoyed by SportsCenter coverage every 15 minutes for over 22 hours. However, Barry has been dead silent about the nickname ever since and refused any formal interview requests. What we know for sure is that starting in Week 9, Barry has played like a monster. He posted his two longest runs of the season in weeks 9 and 10, but all of his stats have improved across the board as he fleshed his newfound ability to hit the open lane. Bleach: Marcus, how do you feel about your ‘zombie’ nickname? Barry: I like it just fine. I think my man Justin just saw me have a big day and wanted to recognize my deadication. Bleach: What do you think caused your increase in productivity? Barry: <throaty chuckle> Man, I was catching a quick nap before warm-ups and had this nightmare where an injury ended my career. I just never thought about it before - this could all be taken away. So I’m going 100% all the time now. Bleach: So you think you can keep this up? Barry: Yeah, I know I can. I already talked to coach @smckenz3. He’s been managing my workload, but we’ve agreed to kill that by the end of the season and let me fly. Bleach: Anything else you want to tell our readers? Barry: Nah, I’ll take a braincheck on that one until we lock up our playoff bye.
  7. vtgorilla

    PhillyFan3: Gone But Not Forgotten

  8. vtgorilla

    [2022] Week 11 Coaches Poll

    Gobbling diminuendo
  9. vtgorilla

    2022 ACC First Off the Bus Team

    Something wrong with your shift key?
  10. vtgorilla

    2022 ACC First Off the Bus Team

    You can find them in the food court.
  11. The ACC has an appearance problem. Clorox Bleach Report fan, Lawrence Gilmore, wrote in “Everyone thinks the ACC is soft, just cause we’ve never won a championship. We’ve gotta fix that. We’re not soft - at least, other than UVA. How can we change the perspective of the ACC in the national conversation?” We got the whole Bleach crew together and decided on a solution for the ACC to implement. After much discussion, @bingo415 suggested an ACC media tour. The conference needs to pluck the biggest dudes from each team and get them in front of fans and opposing players. @smckenz3 came to the final solution: dress them as the ACC team that is selected for the playoffs and put them on the field in lieu of the actual ACC champion. We’ve now done the research and submitted the playoff roster to the ACC administration to approve. Check out the big boi roster below! Offense Clemson QB Devin Blackman 6-7 234 (Fr) Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.5 of 3 [Pocket] Boston College RB Kareem Willis 6-1 231 (Fr) South Grand Prarie ( TX) 2 of 3.5 [Power] Miami FB Jordan Shipman 6-1 255 Sr Calhoun (Letohatchee, AL) 3 of 3 [Run Blocking] Clemson WR Sawyer Vogel 6-5 233 (Fr) Tucker (Tucker GA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Target] Georgia Tech WR Hakeem Key 6-5 233 (Fr) Grady (Atlanta GA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target] Virginia Tech WR Mario Watkins 6-5 233 Jr Page County (Shenandoah VA) 3 of 3 [Target] Virginia Tech TE Beckett Abrams 6-6 214 (Fr) Douglas Freeman (Richmond VA) 2 of 3.5 [Receiving] Syracuse C Ben Richmond 6-4 302 (Fr) Pocono Mountain West ( PA) 1.5 of 3 [Pass Blocking] Georgia Tech OG Cody McGovern 6-7 335 Sr Richmond Hill (Hill, GA) 3 of 3 [Run Blocking] Louisville OG Mamadou Manuel 6-7 331 Jr Todd County Central (Elkton KY) 2 of 2 [Pass Blocking] Duke OT Esera Mulinu'u 6-7 330 (So) South Point (Belmont NC) 4 of 5 [Run Blocking] Syracuse OT Jayson Caron 6-7 328 (Fr) Harrison (Harrison NJ) 2 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Defense Syracuse DT Zachary Hollis 6-7 334 Jr DePaul Catholic (Wayne NJ) 2 of 2 [2-Gap] Clemson DT David Swenson 6-7 331 So Florida Christian (Miami FL) 2 of 3 [2-Gap] Duke DE Austin Hinds 6-7 266 (Fr) Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 2 of 4 [Blitz] Miami DE Moussa Thornton 6-7 254 (So) Vernon (Vernon FL) 3 of 3 [Contain] Clemson OLB Sawyer Myers 6-4 242 So North Hall (Gainesville GA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Blitz] Miami OLB Patrick Malone 6-4 241 (Fr) Apalachicola (Apalachicola FL) 2.5 of 4.5 [Blitz] Georgia Tech ILB Kwon Rivers 6-4 261 Jr Pelham (Pelham GA) 2 of 2 [Mike] Duke ILB Nate Murrell 6-4 260 (Sr) Brunswick Community College (Bolivia NC) 4 of 4 [Will] Virginia Tech CB Janoris Herring 6-2 180 (Fr) Patrick Henry (Ashland VA) 2 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] Virginia CB Isaac Bernard 6-2 179 Fr Patrick Henry (Ashland VA) 1.5 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage] Syracuse FS Victor Seals 6-2 217 Fr Willowridge (Sugar Land TX) 1 of 3 [Man Coverage] North Carolina SS Delvin Dent 6-2 218 Fr Edisto (Cordova SC) 1 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] Special Teams Pittsburgh K Adrian Lawson 6-4 175 Fr Scotland (Scotland PA) 1 of 4 [Accuracy] Duke P Louis Barfield 6-4 193 (So) Rosewood (Goldsboro NC) 3.5 of 4 [Power] Take special note: Duke has 4 of the 5 biggest punters in the conference. Be afraid.
  12. Anyone have skills creating low poly 3D models for games?

    1. Minnowsotan


      My roommate knows how to model with 3D software. Not sure if that would help with games, hes extremely busy though


    2. vtgorilla


      Thanks, at least he might be a resource if I get stuck. Was really hoping someone might be able to produce a few crude models for me, but I guess I'll have to go down this rabbit hole myself.

  13. vtgorilla

    [2022] Week #11 - Saturday Evening

    Sorry I couldn't pull it off, fam. GG @Darman - you really brought the boom
  14. vtgorilla

    [2022] Tanking?

    There was a minor uproar here in Charlotte when the Panthers won the week 17 game vs NO with a QB off the streets. Obviously it was exciting to pull off a win vs a division rival with a backup, backup QB who wasn't on the roster 6 days prior. However, winning that game cost the Panthers ~6 draft spots. I'm personally a fan of winning (sim and irl) instead of tanking, but when you run into a circumstance like the Panthers had...where 1 game can swing your position so dramatically, it's hard to pass up that opportunity to improve your draft position.
  15. Base starting skills Offense: 20 Defense: 10 Special Teams: 8 Clock Mgmt: 8 Discipline: 10 Youth Mgmt: 14 CFBHC Career: Missouri Tigers (2015-2021), Virginia Tech Hokies (2022-Present) NFLHC Career: Minnesota Vikings Owner (2016), New Orleans Saints Head Coach (2018), Miami Dolphins Head Coach (2019), Miami Dolphins Scout (2020-Present) Achievements: 2x Heisman Winner (2017, 2021), 1x SEC Champion (2021), 1x CFBHC Coach of the Year (2021) Breakdown: (Off/Def/ST/Clock/Disc./Youth) 2016 Adjustments +4/0/0/0/-2/0 Traits after 2016 14/10/10/10/8/10 2017 Adjustments 0/0/0/-2/0/+4 Traits after 2017 14/10/10/8/8/14 2018 Adjustments +2/0/-2/0/0/+2 Traits After 2018 16/10/8/8/8/16 2019 Adjustments +4/0/0/0/0/-2 Traits After 2019 20/10/8/8/8/14 2020 Adjustments -2/0/+2/0/0/+2 Traits After 2020 18/10/10/8/8/16 2021 Adjustments +2/0/0/0/+2/-2 Traits After 2021 20/10/10/8/10/14